Fashion Insider: Sam & Libby, Historical Fashionistas And Beautiful Jamaican Models

By Sarah Stallmann
In Style

1/ St. Louis-based Caleres celebrated the announcement this week that footwear power-couple Sam and Libby Edelman will be indicted into the Footwear News Hall of Fame during the FN Awards on Dec. 2. Footwear News reported the achievement, noting the pair’s commitment to affordable and fashionable footwear thanks to their brands Sam Edelman and Sam & Libby, both of which have archived record-breaking heights the past several years thanks to the mentorship and assistance of Caleres.

Jacqueline de Ribes at the Metropolitan Museum. Photo courtesy of The Richard Avedon Foundation.

Jacqueline de Ribes at the Metropolitan Museum. Photo courtesy of The Richard Avedon Foundation.

2/ Before the red carpets, stylists, social media and street style, people—most notably the “famous”—dressed themselves, creating their own style and persona based on the true nature of their personalities. The New York Times takes a look at two upcoming exhibitions that celebrate two of these authentically fashionable women at two respected galleries: “La Robe Retrouvée: Les Robes-Trésors de la Comtesse Greffulhe” (“Fashion Regained: The Treasured Dresses of Élisabeth, Countess Greffulhe”) at the Paris fashion museum, and “Jacqueline de Ribes: The Art of Style” at the Met—bringing the attention onto the wearer and highlighting historical fashion in a currently culturally relevant light.

3/ The modeling industry is no stranger to being scolded for the lack of diversity, so when I flipped open and saw the stunningly beautiful Jamaican-bred model Janeil Williams on the opening page of the site, I had to read more. Not only are the photos absolutely breathtaking (taken by Torkil Gudnason), but the relation of photographer to model is an interesting way to highlight her story. Now, can we get even more diversity, please?

4/ The colder it gets, the more we creatively try to layer our fashionable duds in an effort to keep warm yet remain effortlessly chic.’s Liana Satenstein takes a humorous dive into the always stylishly controversial turtleneck, noting the delicacy of being able to style one as to not look a mess: “One faulty styling move and you can easily go from Françoise Hardy to an indigestion-stricken President Vladimir Putin.” A must read for a little laugh—and some good advice.


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